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Fiscal Year 2015-16 Results

"I sincerely appreciate our donors' generosity. This support will help our university continue to provide a diverse, student-focused learning experience that emphasizes integrity, innovation and opportunities for a global education."
"UNCW's fundraising success is a product of the university's growing profile and the excellence we constantly strive to achieve in academics, athletics, and community engagement."
- Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli

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15,669 gifts




Giving Results Pie Chart

$14.9 Million includes gifts and commitments received July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.

Select an area below to learn how gifts received this fiscal year impacted our Seahawk community.

color block   Athletics  

 36%      $3,162,092 RECEIVED

  • Supported athletic facilities for softball, baseball, volleyball and men's basketball
  • Established endowed scholarships for student-athletes, helping them to excel in the classroom and in their sport

color block   College of Arts & Sciences  

29%     $2,557,756 RECEIVED

  • Supported scholarships that recruit and retain high-caliber students
  • Created partnerships with Fortune 500 companies that provide internship opportunities
  • Amplified experiential learning opportunities for undergrads, a mandatory component of the CAS program which also prepares students for their career
  • Hosted professional conferences and cultural arts events
  • Supplied tools for undergraduate research projects and travel funds for students to be able to present their research at conferences

color block   University-Wide Support  

 16%      $1,392,110 RECEIVED

  • Created important partnerships with local service agencies like paws4people
  • Provided programs like CARE and Crossroads that helps educate students about important health and safety issues and creates a place to seek advice and resources
  • Created new scholarships to support veteran students
  • Enabled Career Center to build relationships with Fortune 500 companies as well as regional organizations and businesses

color block   College of Health & Human Sciences  

10%     $915,736 RECEIVED

  • Provided scholarships that are especially important for CHHS students as many are non-traditional or military
  • Exposed students to leaders in their field by bringing expert speakers to campus for events like Health & Human Services Week
  • Built community partnerships for field/service learning like the Miracle Field and Child Welfare Education Collaborative
  • Created opportunities for students and faculty to present their research at professional conferences or study abroad to gain exposure to diversity in the global health world
  • Enhanced cutting-edge simulation learning spaces and expanded equipment and services in Human Performance Lab for multi-disciplinary studies

color block   Cameron School of Business  

4%     $373,792 RECEIVED

  • Sent students to study abroad at partner business schools in Spain, France, Germany, Brazil and Russia
  • Provided one-on-one mentoring for students through the Cameron Executive Network
  • Created partnerships with Fortune 500 companies to provide internships and other experiential learning opportunities

color block   Unrestricted  

3%     $222,195 RECEIVED

  • Broadened cultural opportunities, such as International Week, which exposes students to other cultures through discussions, exhibits and performances
  • Supported student involvement in more than 300 student organizations that provide students with leadership experience
  • Enhanced the campus environment, ensuring a safe, friendly, attractive home away from home
Unrestricted gifts include those made to the Parent Opportunity Fund and the UNCW Fund.

color block   Watson College of Education  

2%      $168,991 RECEIVED

  • Supported internship students completing field experience requirements
  • Provided study abroad experiences that expose students to diverse learning environments
  • Funded undergraduate and graduate research projects
  • Created outreach initiatives that enrich the lives of students and the greater community 




alumni 3,628 ALUMNI

Alumni participation, at any level, boosts UNCW's rankings and strengthens the value of your degree.



The university’s premier giving society for annual donors with membership based on cumulative gifts designated to any university area.



Members of this society are loyal donors who have supported UNCW for three or more consecutive years.


donor667 FACULTY & STAFF

37% of faculty and staff supported UNCW which leads to a positive culture of philanthropy on our campus and inspires others to invest in our great university.


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Thanks for being PHIL! PHIL is short for PHILanthropy and represents thousands of donors who provide critical support for our Seahawk community.

Get to know PHIL

"When you help fund a scholarship you are not only helping a student learn, you are helping shape that student's life."

Sean Owens '18
Chancellor's Merit Scholarship

"Thank you for believing in us and teaching us to believe in ourselves."

Sarah Scott ’17
Osher Re-Entry Scholarship
Satu Harris Scholarship in Creative Writing

"I give because education is the best gift anyone could ever receive and the smartest investment we could make as a community."

Dr. Edelmira Segovia '98, '12EdD
UNCW Staff and Alumna

APRIL 19, 2016
In just 24 hours, 1,239 donors contributed $215,964.38 in gifts and pledges. In addition, a total of $60,000 in challenge gifts was secured, including a $10,000 bonus challenge gift from Chancellor Sartarelli.

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